Write For Us
Thanks for expressing your interest in contributing to Compression Point!
We’ve prepared this guide especially for you. It’s got everything you need to know about writing content for our site.
You can choose to do one of two things with this guide:
- Read and adhere to it for a chance to be featured
- Ignore it and get yourself internationally blacklisted
Now, if you’ve got creative ideas for HIIT, yoga, or healthy living, we’d love to hear about your experience. Especially if you can share detailed strategies and advice.
We look forward to your exciting content.
What we’re looking for
Every week, we get lots of pitches for guest posts.
Most of it is trash.
So to help you help us, here’s what we’re looking for:
- We love shareable, evergreen articles that are no less than 900 words.
- Read the posts on Compression Point. Get a feel for the tone of the site. We’re informative, relaxed and excited about HIIT, yoga and healthy living. Use the site search to verify that we haven’t already covered the topic you want to submit.
- Focus on being helpful. How will your post help our readers to live a healthier lifestyle? We like real, actionable advice that our readers can put to use in their own lives. You should share detailed instructions to help readers follow in your footsteps or someone you’ve interviewed who has a similar story.
- Be original. Your article must be unique to Compression Point. It must not have been published elsewhere online (including your personal blog) or slated for distribution on other sites.
- Source all health claims. If there’s a statistic or a study in your piece, include a link to that source. If you claim a certain food is healthy, state why. Use links to peer-reviewed scientific papers, academic journals, and/or credible news outlets. Place all relevant links in brackets like this: (link example)
- Write attractive openings. Does the first sentence make the reader want to continue? Does your first paragraph clearly and succinctly tell the reader what the article will be about?
Types of posts we want
- DIY, Life and Resourceful Guides – These can include detailed resource roundups built around a theme, DIY ‘how-to’ tutorials, and everyday life hacks. These need to be based on your personal experience. We want to hear how you, or someone you’ve interviewed, did it.
Note that these guides should also give best practices and feature an engaging intro instead of just listing the information. Photos are also required for enhancing the reader experience.
- Success Stories and Unique Health Hacks – These tell the story of another person, leaving out the author’s personal experience unless applicable. These are typically about people who managed to get healthy, develop good habits, change their lifestyle, or other human interest stories. These kinds of posts require extensive research and interviews of the subjects who can share their story and give our readers advice on achieving similar success.
- Eating/Healthy Living/Exercise/Product Reviews – These posts are advice guides that can include recipe roundups, proven diets, product reviews, and keeping fit through various types of exercise. Again, the posts should be focused either on your personal experience or the experience of someone you’ve interviewed who has done it.
- Smart Wellness Guides – These are specifically geared to guide the reader through a step-by-step process, or through a list of methods to achieve a specific goal. They can be based on specific topics such as: ways to reduce stress, becoming more active, or how to stop binge eating.
These are typically well-supported with short quotes from experts and links to sources. They can be specific to one person with advice for the reader (How He Did it and How You Can Too) or a general guide (7 Ways to…).
Best practices to follow
- No affiliate links. Enough said.
- Be efficient. When you send us the final version of your guest post, it should be fully formatted and ready to be dropped into WordPress where it’ll automagically work.
- Invest time. Investing the time to make your guest post shine will be the difference between an average response and extraordinary success.
- Be specific: Show, don’t tell. Writing a guest post that says “Eat healthy and live better” leads to two things: it makes us want to send you explosive glitter, and our readers will say “Tell us something we don’t know.” So, if you have an interesting solution for eating healthily, show us how its done. Use images, charts, and examples.
- Create a Red Carpet experience. This gets overlooked a lot. When your guest post gets accepted, make sure your site is ready to accommodate new readers. Imagine if a bunch of new readers visit your website and see your last 5 posts have been about your dog, kitchen, and favorite movie. They’re definitely not coming back.
You should create what we call a “red carpet” or some way to embrace new readers. This might be a “Welcome, Compression Point readers… check out my top posts” box, or something similar. Just remember to engage new readers because leaving your website is totally easy to do.
If your submission is accepted, an editor will present you with one of three options:
- A link back to your website in your bio. (Note: We publish posts under your real name. You cannot use a pseudonym. If you have a valid reason for publishing anonymously, please let the editor know ahead of time.)
- Monetary payment for your submission.
- A combination of 1 and 2.
READ THIS: Unless we explicitly state in writing that we intend to move forward with your submission and we agree to compensate you, you are NOT entitled to any compensation for your submission. Additionally, we may already have content creation plans in progress that are similar to yours, and we are not responsible for any similarities between your submission and our current or future content or actions. Any such similarities are purely coincidental. By contacting us and submitting your article for consideration, you hereby agree to this policy.
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